Online News: ACR celebrates Thanksgiving with Bountyful Weekend; PokerStars launches software update; Partypoker Championship Winter Edition goes online this December; Lucia Navarro signs under 888poker

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ACR celebrates Thanksgiving with Bountyful Weekend

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Photo Credit – ACR

The tournament craze at US-friendly Americas Cardroom is continuing through with another surprise this Thanksgiving season. Running from November 24-27, the popular site announced its upcoming The Bountyful Weekend which features three massive PKO tournaments ($500,000, $250,000, and $100,000 GTD). The three multi-flight events are posted at varying buy-in levels – $215, $55, and $16.50, paving the way for all players of different bankrolls to partake in the celebration. 

Aside from the generous prize pools, an additional promotion will be available on the three events where players can claim double bounties when they knock out any ACR Pro. That means regardless of the value, the winning player will see the full amount on the pro’s head credited to their account instead of just half.

“ACR greatly appreciate all its players who help make ACR the brilliant place to play poker that it is. To demonstrate its gratitude, they are running these special PKO’s which not only feature the massive prize pots that ACR players are familiar with but also doubly rewarding bounties on all of us ACR Pros. Through the range of buy-ins available all ACR players have the chance to secure the extra lucrative bounties on offer this thanksgiving. It’s going to be a fun one!”, said ACR Team Pro, Chris Moneymaker.

The Bountyful Weekend Schedule

Multi-Flight PKO #1   
$500,000 GTD ($215 buy-in)
Flights from Nov. 24th to 27th
Day 2 on Sunday, Nov. 27th

Multi-Flight PKO #2   
$250,000 GTD ($55 buy-in)
Flights from Nov. 24th to 27th
Day 2 on Sunday, Nov. 27th

Multi-Flight PKO #3
$100,000 GTD ($16.50 buy-in)
Flights from Nov. 24th to 27th
Day 2 on Sunday, Nov. 27th

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PokerStars launches software changes and improvements

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Photo Credit – PokerStars

Online poker giant PokerStars released its latest update last week, showcasing an overhauled Spin & Go lobby for its UK clientele. The visual upgrade boasts a decluttered and more modern feel, along with a darker color scheme. While the look is limited to the UK market for the meantime, a global rollout is in the works to debut next year. Additionally, the update also boasts an improved tournament result display, several improvements to the tournament information widget, and bigger emojis in the chat bubbles. 

Various minor settings used such as auto-seating players after accepting reserved seat in cash games, showing time left to act, bet amounts, observer count, and changes in winning when all-in in tournament play, and player notes: large icons, and color borders, will on default be turned on. Recreational players who make use of the videochat table function will also find new throwables making gameplay more interactive for all. The network’s mobile application similarly features numerous tournament improvements including custom bet shortcuts and detailed tournament information display.

Partypoker Championship Winter Edition goes online this December

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Photo Credit – partypoker

The fourth running for 2022 of the Partypoker Championship (PPC) has been revealed to kick off this coming Christmas day, December 25 for three and a half weeks of nonstop action. Unlike its previous editions, the Winter tour is set for a full online setting on the platform available through January 17. The latest tour is committed to host a total of four Main Events, split amongst the two classic variants No Limit Hold’em and Omaha. 

While more information on the event lineup is yet to be released, the crown jewel $530 buy-in Main Event will see six starting flights on schedule with each completing through 15% of the field. Those who make it to Day 2 are automatically guaranteed a minimum payout when they return to the felt on January 16. The final table gameplay will commence the following day, January 17 as the final nine battle for a notable six-figure top prize.

Players who find the $530 price tag a tad steep are welcome to lock in a seat for as little as $0.01 via the site’s satellite offerings. There are also $1.10, $5.50, and $22 buy-in options that feed into the weekly PPC Winter Main Event Satellite where no direct buy-in is allowed. Special edition $10 SPINS intended for the Winter series has also been announced to hit the tables and award a variety of prizes ranging from $33 tickets all the way to the $530 Main Event.

$500K GTD PPC Winter Main Event Schedule

Date Time (GMT) Tournament
Sun 25 Dec 19:05 Day 1A
Sun 01 Jan 19:05 Day 1B
Sun 08 Jan 19:05 Day 1C
Sun 15 Jan 19:05 Day 1D
Mon 16 Jan 16:05 Day 1E
18:05 Day 1 Turbo
21:05 Day 2
Tue 17 Jan 21:05 Final table

Spanish pro Lucia Navarro signs under 888poker

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Photo Credit – 888poker

Another outstanding woman in the field of poker has signed under the 888poker label in a mission to promote the game and grow its influence. Spanish pro Lucia Navarro, who frequents cash game tables more than tournaments, serves as the brand’s newest ambassador joining the likes of Kara Scott and Vivian Saliba.

Originally from Alicante, Spain, Navarro has proven to be a fierce competitor on the felt, faring well against the European live cash game scene for nearly a decade. Navarro has also successfully bagged a couple reputable wins such as the 2014 CNP Valencia Main Event and the 2019 CNP Alicante Main Event. Currently, Navarro has settled in Portugal as she continues to battle in both live and online cash games whilst adding the expectation for live tournament and televised representation as she begins a new chapter in her career.

“I am super excited and grateful to be part of a strong and diverse team of ambassadors at 888poker. The brand is dedicated to player enjoyment and satisfaction, which are some of the reasons I decided to wear the 888poker patch.”

“With so much love for the game and an eye to making it even more player-focused, I look forward to representing 888poker with pride. Thank you for the opportunity.”, commented Navarro.

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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